What is the Difference Between Lip Fillers and Lip Flip?

It would be easier to say that the greatest thing about the growing crop of lip treatments is the sheer convenience of aesthetic-on-demand. You can dash in a cosmetic surgery clinic for a quick session resulting in full, plump and kissable lips. There is no denying that achieving fuller lips have become an obsession as these non-invasive treatments help to restore volume and definition that vanishes as you age.

Out of many, lip fillers and lip flips are the most popular lip treatments that people receive to address this loss of volume, definition, and appearance of fine lines around the mouth. These treatments are becoming mainstream, thanks to business mogul Kylie Jenner and other celebrities with the most desirable lip shapes.  

Lip Flip vs Lip Fillers – Understanding the Differences

Here, we have provided some insights about the two treatments to cure your curiosity and help you make a sound decision.

What is Lip Filler?

Dermal filler is one of the most famous nonsurgical treatments, and the lip area is the most requested spot where clients love to inject fillers.

Our love for lip fillers has gone nowhere but up, cementing its spot on the beauty hall-of-fame and making it one of the most popular treatments in the new cosmetic hub of the world aka Dubai. 

A broad range of lip fillers facilitates the cosmetic surgeon to personalize each patient’s lip fillers treatment. To illustrate, each client has distinct concerns and goals. It involves sharpening the lip contour, balancing lip asymmetry, restoring volume or injecting a boost of hydration to eliminate dryness and offer smooth, subtle cracks.

There are various types of lip fillers used for plumping up the skin. At The Nova Clinic, we use hyaluronic acid-based fillers to redefine the lip border and serve the final look with plumpness. This type of dermal filler is preferred because they offer temporary and reversible results. Above all, they are manufactured on the foundation of hyaluronic acid that our body naturally produces.

Other than that, we also offer Sculptra Fillers as they offer long-lasting, natural results.

What Is Lip Flip?

Lip flip is a non-invasive treatment alternative to lip fillers. It is suitable for those who are looking for natural-looking results. In this treatment, the cosmetic surgeon will inject Botox into the region surrounding your top lip. Botox is a neurotoxin, which means it inhibits muscular contraction.

Because the muscle is unable to contract, there is a relaxing effect, which provides a more prominent upper lip. When you relax, your lip rolls forward, making it appear bigger, especially when you smile.

You may produce a pouty appearance without using lip fillers by injecting modest quantities of Botox over the upper lip. Anyone who desires the appearance of more extensive, poutier lips without the use of fillers is a suitable candidate for a lip flip. It’s also an excellent technique to rectify a gummy smile, which occurs when your gums are exposed when you smile.

How To Decide Between The Two Lip Treatments?

If the client needs more sensual lips with greater volume throughout, injecting dermal fillers in the region is suitable. However, if they want to retain their original volume with a touch of projection and a tiny boost in a more subtle way, the lip flip is a perfect alternative.

Although both these treatments assist in enhancing lips, the procedure, duration and products involved are different. The results of lip fillers last up to a full year. In contrast, the lip flip results last for around 2 or 3 months as a very minute amount of Botox is injected into the upper lip.

The exciting thing is that conventional lip fillers and lip flips are not an either-or situation. They can be combined and used concurrently. During the appointment, the surgeon can use fillers to add volume to the lips. Also, it enhances or alters the shape of your lips according to the client’s requirements. Meanwhile, Botox targets muscles that require relaxing.

How Much Does Each Lip Treatment Cost?

The cost of both these treatments depends on many factors. However, lip flips are generally cheaper than lip fillers in Dubai. A lip flip involves using about four to eight units of Botox per session. In contrast, dermal fillers are more expensive due to the injections and chemicals. 

The cost also varies on the basis of the number of vials required for a specific treatment, the cosmetic’s credentials and geographical location.

Are There Any Things You Should Consider Before Booking An Appointment?

You must expect to counter mild swelling, tenderness, bruising, and pain with dermal fillers. It will last for a few days or weeks. However, it all varies from person to person. In contrast, lip flip is a quick procedure, less painful and has little to no downtime. It usually takes one to two weeks for results to surface. It entirely depends on the neuromodulator that the surgeon used.

The Bottom Line

If you decide to move forward with either of the treatments, The Nova Clinic will connect you with professionals who can help you understand the pros and cons of lip fillers and lip flips. Consultation is vital because it allows you to acknowledge what works best for you.